Wiki for Farmers & Water Quality Management Plan
I'm Lacy Gray with Washington Ag Today.
A new online resource, Wiki for Farmers, is a project of the WSU Small Farms Program and the Tilth Producers of Washington. Angela Anegon, Education Coordinator with Tilth Producers, says they wanted to create a place for farmers to be able to ask questions, get questions answered, and put their own organic and sustainable growing tips.
ANEGON: It mirrors Wikipedia as a free access free content encyclopedia sort of data base, but we encourage a mix of research based articles, farmer narratives, tips for farming; and it's editable by the community. We just wanted to create this platform for a full exchange of information on all our growers in the state. So, it's really that grower to grower connection, as well as a connection to those who are doing academic research at WSU, and other people and stakeholders in the sustainable agriculture community.
To find out how you can join Wiki for Farmers visit www.tilthproducers.org.
The state Department of Ecology has released a draft of proposed updates to the state water quality management plan for non-point sources of pollution. Ecology will be accepting public comment on the plan through June 5. In meetings held around the state Ecology has stressed that non-point source pollution is strongly correlated to land use, and that the plan concentrates on land use activities, including agriculture. For more information and to view a copy of the draft visit Ecology's website.
That's Washington Ag Today.
I'm Lacy Gray with the Ag Information Network of the West.